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Portico vehicles up by a fifth

[ January 6, 2022   //   ]

Portsmouth stevedore Portico has recorded a 21% increase in vehicle movements at the international cargo terminal since 2018. It said the increase has been driven by a successful diversification programme at the terminal, reducing reliance on specific cargoes by investing in new equipment that can handle a wide range of commodities. Investment in automation has also reduced the time needed to process vehicles.

The terminal also had an important role to play in helping to solve the empty container crisis, with 10,000teu moved through Portsmouth, together with long-term contracts with customers such as Geest Line and Africa Express Lines.